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New VSS Cookbook: At Home From Pot to Pot
Discover the joy of planting your own herbs and spices, and cooking with them! At Home: From Pot to Pot is a fully illustrated guide on how to grow 16 different SG-friendly herbs and spices and use them to prepare 30 simple, healthy and tasty dishes. A joint effort between VSS and the Institute of Parks & Recreation, this book provides all the information you need to grow your own herbs in small flats. Click here to buy now!
Killing of male chicks banned in Germany
In Germany, approximately 40 million newborn male chicks are killed every year. Since they cannot lay eggs or be profitably raised for meat, they are usually killed within hours of hatching. The most common methods are grinding them up alive (maceration), gassing, electrocution or suffocation by stuffing them into garbage bags. While we don't know how male chicks are killed in Singapore (or Malaysia, which supplies a lot of our eggs), we do know this technology is not used. As such, you may wish to consider the impacts of purchasing eggs.
Plant-based food is the way forward - Google
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has named the number one “game-changing” trend of the future as the consumption of plant-based proteins instead of meat. He discussed plant-based food as one of six upcoming technologies that will significantly improve society at the Milken Institute’s Global Conference with investors and business executives.
Meanwhile, Hollywood stars are embracing the plant-based diets. Check out who are they here.
No more testing on animals in Medical Training
The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Tennessee have both made the decision to end the use of animals in their medical schools, which means that all medical schools in the United States and Canada are completely free of animal laboratories in teaching.
Cathay Pacific bans shark fin shipment
Hong Kong’s flagship carrier decided to remove itself from being linked in the supply
chain of a global criminal trade when it imposed a total ban on shark fin shipment
with immediate effect. The move came in response to a campaign by WildAid, a wildlife advocacy group that is targeting the global wildlife trade.